McCain stressed Wednesday that he wasn’t pursuing that angle in the investigation, saying it was something that merely came up in process of talking to the tribal victim. “I didn’t pursue that, they stated that in testimony,” he said, adding, “We didn’t pursue that any further.”
Ney, however, may have to appear before the House ethics committee to explain his actions. In addition, a report in Wednesday’s Los Angeles Times said that the nonprofit group the National Center for Public Policy Research, for which Abramoff used to be a board member, denied paying for the trip to Scotland, making it highly likely Abramoff paid for the trip himself.
Registered lobbyists are not permitted to pay for such trips. Ney denied knowing that Abramoff may have personally paid for the trip, and said he welcomed the chance to talk to the ethics committee to clear the air.
United We Dream protesters carry a mock coffin to the office of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Monday, July 21, 2014, to hold one of their "funeral services for the Republican Party" due to GOP positions on immigration. The immigration reform group visited several other Senate Republican offices to hold similar funeral services.